Finding Amazing in the Everyday

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” –Alex Haley

Over the course of ten days, we will be visiting three sets of grandparents. All total, the boys have six sets of grandparents. That’s right…six grandmothers, six grandfathers. I know…wow. My husband is adopted and is also close with his birth family. Each of our parents have divorced and remarried, which makes for one big, amazing family. We are so lucky. The only tricky part is that not a single one of them lives close by and so in order to enjoy this big, amazing family, we have to travel. A lot. It is fun to travel but it is also a lot of work and money and so when we do hit the road, we try to pack in as many visits as possible.

As I was looking through the billions of photos I took on just *day one* of our whirlwind grandparent tour I was blown away by how many amazing little moments we had just hanging around. Having been cooped up and weighted down by snow for so long now, the boys have just devoured the gorgeous, spring weather here in the south. They have finally been able to move freely without snowsuits, run outside without shoes, spray water from the garden hose, go bird watching in the park, eat popsicles on the front porch, and change clothes five times in one day…this is what pure joy looks like. This is the natural, everyday learning that makes my heart sing. I know when we go home there will still be snow on the ground and we will likely have another month (maybe more) to go before we have the warmth and outdoor freedom that we’ve enjoyed here, but it gives me hope that spring is on its way. And so many everyday adventures ahead…

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